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Be a voter for public education

Public education shouldn’t be at the mercy of politics. But the reality is, elected officials are constantly weighing policies on testing, standards and funding that affect our schools, children and educators every day.

That’s why your union supports electing pro-public education candidates to local school boards, the Minnesota Legislature and in Washington, D.C.

Elections matter, and educator voices need to be heard at the polls.

Photo by Brad Sigal

In 2022, we have the power through our democracy and union to vote for public education and protect our collective bargaining rights.

But we need educators at the forefront of that movement.

There is A LOT at stake. All of the following offices are up for election:

  • Governor
  • Attorney general
  • State auditor
  • Secretary of state
  • All state House and Senate seats
  • U.S. House and Senate seats
  • Many local races

Become a 2022 local GOTV leader

Our ground-breaking worksite action leader program was a key piece of our successful 2018 campaign, with members taking the lead on sharing voting information at their worksites and in their locals.

Become a GOTV leader for your local in 2022! Applications now open.

  • Assist the local union in building capacity to exercise political power.
  • Lead 2022 worksite action leaders in implementing the campaign plan at targeted worksites.
  • Coordinate local union efforts with the statewide Education Minnesota campaign.

2022 GOTV leaders are eligible to receive a $1,200 stipend for their work between February and November.

Become a Worksite Action Leader

Join our 2022 campaign and help us win generational change for our students by volunteering to become a Worksite Action Leader in your building.

Requirements/job description:

  • Attend a virtual 90-minute Worksite Action Leader training.
  • Host non-partisan voter engagement activities in your building before Election Day. (One activity in September, one activity in October/November).
  • Share non-partisan voter education materials about the candidates with members in your building.
  • Conduct one-on-one conversations with targeted voters in your building.
  • Stay in contact with your local union’s GOTV leader and your assigned political organizer.
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